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Next Project - Thaxted from Gustav Holst's Jupiter
Next Fiddlerman.com international group project will be - Gustav Holst - The Planets Op.32 Jupiter - Thaxted
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Fiddlerman
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27 so far. :)

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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OH, then I can join in!! I will start learning the song.

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Hi, I am new and I also would like to participate. I have downloaded the sheet music for violins 1-4. But how do we send the recordings? e-mail?. Thank you!

I have seen the previous projects and absolutely love them!!

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BillyG
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September 8, 2014 - 1:25 pm
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@Nita - hi - and WELCOME !!!!!

Check out page 8 of this thread ( post number 154 ) - Pierre explains what's needed for uploading - don't use email though...

Bill

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Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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My orchestra is working on the entire piece. it is definitely challenging.

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coolpinkone
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That is so cool Crazymotive!  I am certainly moved by the piece.  I will record my piece soon.  Pierre might have to give me the REJECTED Stamp.  But I have put my best into it so far.  Final practices with click track this week. :)

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BillyG
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LOL @coolpinkone - ye'll just be fine me beauty ( arrrr, wrong thread for the pirate speak.. LOL )

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Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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coolpinkone
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September 8, 2014 - 6:53 pm
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LOL @BillyG 

I bit off more than I could chew on this one.  I am lucky we have had a generous amount of time.  I hope to do the project proud.  I am not where I thought I would be.. but ..I am going to get there....   :)  ARgGgGGGh..

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Fiddlerman
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September 11, 2014 - 3:17 pm
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You guys still have plenty of time. Nobody has received any "rejected" stamps :-)

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but the one who needs the least."

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coolpinkone
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Ciao!!!! Ok.. Good to know!!

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coolpinkone
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September 14, 2014 - 3:30 pm
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@Fiddlerman

I have my recordings.   I will pick one and sprend when you get back from vacation .. I know you will have a lot of catching up to do. I wont bombard your email inbox.

Ciao 

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coolpinkone
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 @inscribedswara and @Nita 

Good luck with the project.  I am excited to have you join our project. :)

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Fiddlerman
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September 26, 2014 - 2:38 pm
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Hey everyone,

As you know, and just to be clear, this project is different from the others. Right or wrong, I decided to do it differently. I have been disappointed at the low numbers of participants we have on projects on a site that gets 2000 unique visits daily. I figured if I didn't set a deadline we could easily work up 100 submissions. I still think we can but perhaps not this time.

I will ask for your help. I have been guilty of being too busy to make posts and haven't even taken the time to play though my own arrangement or make demos. I originally planned on it but life happens and this is where I need help.

I would LOVE it if you could recruit members, friends, fellow string players, to participate in this project. I am not asking for one loyalty to replace another, just for violinists to unite and have fun. That being said, I will set a deadline because the project won't get done otherwise. We also have Christmas coming up and what would happen if we didn't make a Christmas video this year. :)

As to the sour conversations that took place on this thread, I have deleted them and the references to them. Sorry that I haven't been following the posts on this thread as internet has been horrible where we have been and I needed to enjoy my vacation instead of being on my computer. Please have all submissions to me before November.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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BillyG
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@Fiddlerman - welcome back - caught your holiday pics on FB - I'm not much into making  FB responses other than hitting the occasional "Like" etc - but great to see you clearly had a good time with family and friends - that's what is important in life - nice one !

Last night, Thursday 25th, I attended a concert in Ullapool to see Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham - (LOL there is another story behind this, but I'll share it in a separate thread) who are both frequent guests on things like Transatlantic Sessions, which surely no fiddler, or indeed violinist, can ignore.

Man, I'm still shaking here - WTF is 21/8 time - come ON get REAL - you CANNOT stamp or clap in "time" to that...  DOH !!!!!   What he played was described as a fiddle tune (although, yes, I understand such timings are not totally unknown, just a bit unusual....), developed by some old farmer guy in Shetland, who was watching his wife work a spinning-wheel and he tried to form a rhythm to her footwork on the treadle of the wheel...  yup..ok... spooky or what...

Anyway - it was a small audience ( less than 200 - but the small hall was packed out -  ^5 to Aly ( and of course to Phil - the mad accordionist )  for coming back to their Scottish roots and playing to small audiences as they always do in spite of their huge international reputation - nice one - - super cool - there is NOTHING better than a live performance, truly, to me, there is not.  "Warts and all" - each and every one - even by the same performers - is unique.

Sorry - I know - this has NOTHING to do with Thaxted - just HAD to get that one off my chest ..  and I have spent today trying to do what for me are still impossible things on the Concert ( man, is it taking a beating or what ! )

Anyway - back to Thaxted - I guess it looks like a "deadline" needs to be set, in spite of your better plans ( which we all of course wish were reached )....  I have a thought - it struck me - did you originally ask for a maximum of two parts to be submitted by each player?  Maybe I misunderstood - I know you did say that anyone who did v1 must also submit another part - I guess that meant two things - i.e.

(1) If you feel you cannot do v1 - just submit one part

(2) If you submit v1 - then ONLY submit one additional part

I mentioned this before - and indeed you commented - often the 2nd, 3rd etc parts can actually be more difficult ( for us mere mortals - not you words - mine ! )

If there's a "misunderstanding" about the number of parts any one individual can submit, that may bring in a few more submissions...

man - I need to go - i've been awake for close on 40 hours but had to catch up with the forum....  sleeeep and tf for spllep cechker (lolol) - trust me - that's the ONLY way this post was half way readable.....

Bill

...off to put up the zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz for many's an hour....  catch you alll tomorriw - oh it may already be.. who knows...  g'night all

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coolpinkone
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September 26, 2014 - 6:40 pm
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Thanks Pierre.  I will ask a few violinists that I know ...couldn't hurt to ask.

And I am very very excited for the Holiday  project.

Who knows.. maybe I can get a better submission in within the 30 days.  :)

Cheers and thank you!

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Gil
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I have also been having a go at Thaxted, as I am sure many others have. Like me, I think many are looking to see how many submissions there have been and thought I will practice a bit longer, so there are probably a lot more due to submit nearer to a deadline. It might be a good idea for some of us to reveal if this is our intention so we can get an idea of numbers. 

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Ah having my new webcam AND a deadline gave me the boost I needed to get back to work on Thaxted. 

 

Opportunity is often missed because it wears suspenders and looks like hard work.

 

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I'm ready to do a couple of parts

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I really want to participate in this project, but for the life of me, I cannot seem to get that tune to stay in my head. I'll keep trying, but I really don't think I'm going to make it.

Let the bow flow.

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HI everyone hope all is well 

Katie will have her video ready b4 the week is ended so you can count her in Fiddlerman, school has kept her quite busy lately preparing for SATs she will be off to secondary school next yr. violin_girlviolin_girl

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